Post Tagged with: "Obesity"

Obesity associated with hearing loss in teenagers

Obesity associated with hearing loss in teenagers

Obese adolescents are more likely than their normal-weight counterparts to have hearing loss, according to results of a new study. Findings showed that obese adolescents had increased hearing loss across all frequencies and were almost twice as likely to have unilateral (one-sided) low-frequency hearing loss. The study was recently e-published by The Laryngoscope, a journal published by the American Laryngological, […]

Read more ›

Chronic Illness, Including Obesity, in Those 40+ is a Concern for the Economy and for Employers

Those over the age of 40 may be making a negative impact on the future of the U.S. economy with the way they eat, live and keep track of their health. On the Critical List?: A MetLife Report on the Health Status of the 40+ Population, from the MetLife Mature Market Institute and co-authored by the Center for Healthy Aging, […]

Read more ›

National Public Health Association Releases Its Top Advocacy Priorities for 2014

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, today released its top legislative public health priorities for 2014. These priorities range from efforts to promote health to efforts that prevent diseases like Diabetes and Heart Disease. “These priorities are not merely suggestions but critical necessities for the health of our nation,” said NACDD Legislative Committee Chairman, David Hoffman. Diabetes for example, […]

Read more ›
Our obsession with sugar, salt and fat

Our obsession with sugar, salt and fat

In his new book, “Salt Sugar Fat,” Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Michael Moss takes readers on a tour of the $1 trillion processed food industry, and the sights aren’t pretty. The average American eats 33 pounds of cheese and 70 pounds of sugar a year, and health experts say those trends triggered the obesity epidemic that has left millions […]

Read more ›

Dr. Greger: Diet Pills Do Fat a Lot of Good

A billion people in the world are now overweight. That’s great news for the $13 billion weight loss supplement industry, but as Dr. Greger details in this 2-minute video, a recent review of common slimming supplements versus placebo concluded that none of them worked any better than the sugar pills. Common slimming supplements are found to be ineffective, whereas a […]

Read more ›

Poultry Paunch: Meat & Weight Gain

Meat consumption is not only associated with weight gain, but specifically abdominal obesity, which is the most metabolically concerning. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/01/22/poultry-paunch-meat-weight-gain/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s daily video

Read more ›

Gut Bacteria & Weight Control: Bacteroidetes vs. Firmicutes

Certain phytonutrients in plant foods may tip the balance of healthy gut bacteria in favor of flora associated with improved weight control. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s daily video

Read more ›
Excess Weight Increases Risk of Colon Cancer

Excess Weight Increases Risk of Colon Cancer

Excess weight increases risk for colon cancer, especially among men, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers analyzed data from 324,524 men and women participating in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Healthy Study. These findings are consistent with a meta-analysis of 29 other studies which found a positive association between body weight […]

Read more ›
America Must Stop Exporting Obesity

America Must Stop Exporting Obesity

The New Year’s holiday always brings resolutions to eat and drink better, often followed quickly by failure and remorse. For some U.S. companies that profit from overconsumption, the good news is that more of the world is joining the average American in gluttony. Fast food, obesity, and the market for drugs to treat obesity-related health problems are spreading worldwide. U.S. […]

Read more ›

Uric Acid Caused by Meat and Sugar

Meat and sugar increase uric acid levels, which are associated with increased risk of gout, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, prediabetes, diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.drgreger.org Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s daily video

Read more ›